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The Least Expensive Medical Schools (2024)

It is no secret that medical schools are extremely expensive. In 2024, medical school tuition, on average, cost $235,827 over four years.

Due to the high costs of medical school, many students look for grants, scholarships, or anything else to lessen their financial load. This brings us to a question: Which medical schools are the least expensive?

Below is a list of the 35 least expensive medical programs in the United States and Caribbean (including Puerto Rico) that offer MD or DO degrees.

Tuition is based on the academic year 2023-2024 for residents per AAMC (MD schools), AACOM (DO schools), and individual school websites (Caribbean MD schools) and does not include fees, housing, or health insurance. Cost for nonresidents may vary. I didn’t include the five tuition-free medical programs or military medical schools on this list, but you can find those at the links above!

Medical ProgramProgram TypeSingle Year Tuition
University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of MedicineMD$24,509
University of California, Riverside School of MedicineMD$24,509
University of Central Florida College of MedicineMD$25,490
McGovern Medical School at the University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonMD$26,125
University of North Texas Health Science Center-Texas College of Osteopathic MedicineDO$27,868
OSU College of Osteopathic MedicineDO$28,886
Medical University of the Americas (Caribbean)MD$28,900
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of MedicineMD$30,800
Texas A&M University School of MedicineMD$31,068
West Virginia School of Osteopathic MedicineDO$31,238
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of MedicineMD$31,510
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of MedicineMD$31,897
Baylor College of MedicineMD$32,525
University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical SchoolMD$33,325
University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolMD$34,700
University of Texas Medical Branch John Sealy School of MedicineMD$34,981
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)MD$35,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of MedicineMD$35,979
The University of Texas at Tyler School of MedicineMD$36,040
University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of MedicineMD$37,368
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic MedicineDO$38,370
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine BradentonDO$38,370
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Seton HillDO$37,640
Saba University School of Medicine (Caribbean)MD$38,960
San Juan Bautista School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)MD$40,000
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineDO$40,362
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine ElmiraDO$41,395
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine (Puerto Rico)MD$42,255
University of New Mexico School of MedicineMD$44,024
Medical University of South Carolina College of MedicineMD$44,566
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (Caribbean)MD$44,908
University of Florida College of MedicineMD$45,000
Morehouse School of MedicineMD$45,208
William Carey University College of Osteopathic MedicineDO$46,000
Ross University School of Medicine (Caribbean)MD$46,568

Sahil Mehta

Sahil Mehta M.D. is an attending physician in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Founder of MedSchoolCoach. Dr Mehta is one of the world’s experts on medical school admissions having founded MedSchoolCoach in 2007. MedSchoolCoach provides admissions consulting to premedical students in the form of interview preparation, essay editing and general advising. In the past 10 years, he has had a hand in over a thousand acceptances to medical school.

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